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REI shiny on the outside, dark and scary inside

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado City, CO
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado City, CO

I worked at REI full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great discounts, awesome co-workers, great for outdoor gear junkies, good for someone who wants a part time job

Cons

Too much pressure to sell memberships. Not enough guaranteed hours, pay is too low especially when compared to management and the ratio of work to pay considering how much time the management spend in the office running their mouths.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees
Listen to your customers
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  1. Enjoy the Outdoors

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at REI part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone that works for REI is friendly. So are the customers.

    Cons

    Advancement in the company can be difficult. Not much room for growth unless you want to work for HQ.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Too many employees = not enough hours!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Woodbridge, VA

    I have been working at REI part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere, great employee deals, fun to work for

    Cons

    too many employees, not enough hours, understaffed shifts!

    Advice to Management

    More people needed on sales-floor to keep up with the "excellent customer service" REI claims to be so important. Treating the day before Christmas and the day after Christmas like a normal weekday is a poor management decision. Hire less employees when opening a new store. Nearly every employee I have talked to is dissatisfied with the number of hours they work. While they do enjoy the atmosphere while they're working, once or twice a week is not enough!


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